McKenzie River Trustlast updated: March 2015

The McKenzie River Trust protects and cares for special lands and the rivers that flow through them in western Oregon.
The McKenzie River Trust is a nonprofit land trust that was formed in 1989 for the protection of critical habitat and scenic lands in the McKenzie basin. We expanded our service area in 2000 to include the Siuslaw, Long Tom, Coast and Middle Forks of the Willamette, and Umpqua watersheds. Over our 21 year history, the McKenzie River Trust has worked with landowners and diverse partnerships to protect, forever, over 3,000 acres of special lands in western Oregon.
The McKenzie River Trust acquires land through donation, purchase and conservation easements to provide the greatest assurance that sensitive lands are protected in perpetuity. The Trust currently owns and protects over 1,500 acres in western Oregon. These lands are protected and managed by the Trust primarily for clean water, fish and wildlife habitat, and productive natural landscape values. The Trust also holds conservation easements on over 1,600 acres of privately owned property. Protection projects on conservation easements are tailored to each landowner’s needs, rewarding stewardship of natural resources with both protection and financial incentives.

The McKenzie River Trust prides itself on being a community-based land trust, the only one working with willing landowners at a grassroots level in Lane and Douglas counties. We develop strong partnerships with landowners, public resource agencies, watershed councils, businesses, municipalities, local utilities, and funders for the purpose of collectively working to protect, enhance, and manage special land.

McKenzie River Trust

Contact McKenzie River Trust

Contact McKenzie River Trust

Alayna DuPont
Land Protection Manager
1245 Pearl St.
Eugene, Oregon  97401
Phone: (541) 345-2799
Fax: (541) 465-3876


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Benton County, Oregon
  • Douglas County, Oregon
  • Lane County, Oregon
  • Linn County, Oregon

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